CIEE High School Summer Abroad in Toulouse, France – French Language & Culture

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Accelerate your French with four weeks of language immersion in the bustling, beautiful, and student-friendly city of Toulouse in southern France. Your skills will skyrocket as you put them to daily use in and around the Pink City. Eat exquisite pastries, window shop on streets lined with funky or chic boutiques, explore museums, and take it all in.

After morning language classes, you’ll spend an hour per day practicing your skills out in the community – speaking and reading French in markets, cafes, and parks. Later in the afternoon, enjoy regular group gatherings with French high school students and guided excursions to culturally and historically significant sites with your program leader, a U.S. French teacher.

College credit option is available for this program; see our site for details.

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based on 2 reviews
  • Growth 9
  • Support 10
  • Fun 7
  • Housing 10
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Ciee Toulouse summer of 2017

My time abroad in Toulouse was the most life-changing experience. This program allowed me to grow as a person and also helped me better my French language comprehending and communication skills. Besides that, I was able to fully immerse myself in the French culture that I don't get to experience just from a classroom. CIEE does a great job planning activities that help the exchange students immerse themselves in the culture through the "Into the Community", activity is done to help students communicate and ask questions to locals. Although I got a wrong host family placement information until the day before my flight, I am very thankful that I was placed with an amazing family. They were kind and welcoming. They showed me a couple of French medieval cities, which is a great opportunity for me to even learn more about France.

What would you improve about this program?
Making sure CIEE sends the right information such as family placement on time.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Toulouse session 2

I had an amazing visit to Toulouse with CIEE. The trip was extremely affordable after the generous scholarship I was given. I had so much fun on almost every excursion and all the adults associated with the program, I.E. Program leaders, teacher, in country leader, etc. Were all always available when needed and extremely helpful when asked a question. My only complaint was my host family stay was not very enjoyable but that was not CIEE's fault because my host mother was a great mom on paper and a good technical mom she just was not very good at connecting with my roommate and I or just being the most friendly person. But because of that it made the classes and free time AMD excursions so much better even though they were already so much fun. 10/10 would recommend to anyone whether they are looking for a traveling experience or not. Definitely worth it.

What would you improve about this program?
The only thing would be to have the program group flights set up so all the students sit together and can be in a group section.
Yes, I recommend this program

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